Rob Mousley

Riding the crest of surfskiing wave

Saturday, 10 December 2005 08:33 |

Cape Argus, 9 Dec 2005 

One man's passion and drive for his sport made it so popular that his concept is now being copied in several countries, reports Staff Writer Murray Williams.

It's only 6am on a Saturday and my cellphone starts beeping. "Wake Up Williams!" says the SMS. And across greater Cape Town and the winelands almost 1 000 others are being woken too.

"The Race is on! Get your butt out of bed Williams!"
It's Billy Harker.

Wintertime, Snow, 5F, but Paddling Must Go On ...

Friday, 09 December 2005 11:54 |

blade2.jpgWith Christmas around the corner, and summer sizzling in South Africa, let's spare a thought for our paddling friends in the Northern Hemisphere.

Marek Uliasz from Colorado posted this pic on his blog, check it out, there's some beautiful photography.

Now, if you think this is extreme, read on.....

Discovery Men's Health Series ends on a high...

Tuesday, 13 December 2005 17:27 |

(by Rob Mousley) 

The Discovery Men's Health Single Ski Series in Cape Town ended on Sunday with the William Simpson Peter Creese Lighthouse race...  (What a mouthful!)  What an awesome race.

For many in the field, it was the also the last hard paddle before the Cape Point Challenge, the 56km race being run on Saturday 17th December.

Newsflash - new skis

Friday, 10 March 2006 17:05 |

Exciting times are with us...


I've been talking to a number of manufacturers (Epic, Fenn, Red 7, Knysna Kayaks) and it seems that there's a wave of new model skis just around the corner.


Look out for articles on each of these manufacturers in the coming weeks, here's a snippet on each of them...


Warning: Great White Sharks off Plett

Friday, 14 April 2006 10:27 |

For those planning a long weekend in Plettenberg Bay (South Africa), take note of the following warning, published on News24:


ImageGreat Whites patrolling Plett

13/04/2006 19:46 - (SA)


Cape Town -Great White sharks appear to be flocking to Plettenberg Bay along with the Easter holidaymakers, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute.


Station commander Ray Farnham said on Thursday the bay was experiencing "a visible presence of Great White sharks in what we believe may be greater-than-normal numbers".


About us

Monday, 31 October 2005 17:13 |
Firstly what do we want to do?
  • Make surfski information centralised and accessible
  • Build an online community of surf-ski enthusiasts
  • Welcome and guide newcomers to the sport
  • Provide useful and credible content
  • Have fun
  • Paddle a lot
What inspires SurfSki.Info?

SurfSki.Info is inspired by the spirit of Open Source software - where a community give freely of their talents to create something that is of benefit to others. Computer folk have quietly become some of the most generous people around. Communally they produce the best software available - all for free! This site would not be here without these people, I thank and salute them.

Speaking of good people... while browsing the surfski newsgroups on Yahoo I came across regular high-quality postings by a person named Rob Mousley, who Dawid Mocke once described as the 'keenest surfkier on the planet'. I wrote one email to Rob on the 25th November telling him of my fledgling website and that same day I had an inbox full of articles and the site's daily visitor count went from 6 to 160. He is a human network, it is fitting that he works for a company called Grapevine. Nice work Rob, you share the spirit of open source and are a very welcome partner of SurfSki.Info.

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Alain Jaques goes around Robben Island
Alain Jaques

NZ King of the Harbour - Race Results and Report

Monday, 10 April 2006 22:39 |



The New Zealand King of the Harbour results have been published on


*** Full race report and pics at: Sportzhub. ***

*** Great article on the race and more pics at: Epic Kayaks ***

Missing paddlers identified...

Monday, 27 March 2006 10:51 |

NSRI, Simonstown - Picture: Hazel McQueen

Craig Lambinon, NSRI spokesman, said that three paddlers who were in the area at the time of the initial report called the NSRI on Tuesday as soon as they heard about this story.  


The three paddlers were all on single skis.  Conditions at the time were rough, but they were not in trouble at any time.  


The original story follows:


The NSRI were activated yesterday (Sunday 26th March) when observers on shore near Oudekraal here in Cape Town reported a double ski or kayak in trouble. 



KIA Motors: car giveaway...

Monday, 13 February 2006 15:27 |

(By Rob Mousley)


ImageKIA Motors have raised sponsorship of surfski to a new level with their giveaway of a KIA Picanto at the KIA Motors Marine Surfski Series in Durban.


The vehicle, valued at R73,000, will be given away to a lucky paddler at the final race of the series in March 2006.


The rules are simple: race in at least three events, test drive a KIA vehicle, turn up at the prizegiving. (Special arrangements are being made for paddlers under 18 years of age.)



Surfskier Saves Baby Dolphin

Saturday, 11 February 2006 17:50 |

10/02/2006 08:00  - (SA)

Mariska Petzer , Die Burger

Cape St Francis - Initially he sprinted to the surf for a juicy, fat fish in the shallow water and then he suddenly became a dolphin rescuer.


This, briefly, was the drama in which Dave Hall, an engineer in this tiny coastal resort, played the leading role, saving the life of a baby dolphin not longer than a woman's arm.


The little dolphin, probably not older than five days, was floundering in the shallow water of Cape St Francis.


Beach strollers saw the struggling dolphin and told Hall, as well as Trudi Malan of Aubatis, a marine and wildlife rescue service.

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